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Re: Codecs e media players



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Marcelo Magno T. Sales wrote:
> People,
> 
> I have some video files here that can be played with mplayer, but not with 
> xine nor kaffeine. Why is that? Shouldn't any media player be able to play 
> any video file if the right codec is installed?
> I have the w32codec package from atrpms installed (it places the codecs 
> in /usr/lib/win32) and i have softlinks pointing /usr/local/lib/codecs 
> and /usr/lib/codecs to /usr/lib/win32.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Marcelo
> 
Try running xine/kaffeine from the terminal such as:

xine /path/to/some/video.avi

and see if the output says it is looking for codecs in some weird place.
 Note that mplayer has many codecs built in now and won't be looking for
them as xine will.

HTH
Scott
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